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edward snowden says he wants to stay in russia and will comply with the kremlin's condition to stop palming the u.s. but washington the slums will scare the providing a problem again the platform to the whistleblower. who is we're going to monitor detainees say there's no indication of a mass hunger strike offending display of you wants officials claiming most of the protesting prisoners have eaten and meal for the last time since february. bonnets and belfast as conscious breakout of the annual enjoyed a parade despite a heavy police presence. and the war within s.c. when rebel spokesman tells also the west should be cautious about supplying arms to the anti assad front which he claims has been hijacked by al qaida in the intimate to.
international news life for most criticisms he was meek you know thanks for joining us lawyers have pledged support for edward snowden's up location for refuge in russia he's meeting with a russian on international human rights activists at moscow's sheremetyevo airport where he has been holed up for three weeks from paul scott. r.t. you confirm that russia's federal migration committee has yet to receive a formal application for asylum from edward snowden this is despite yesterday's meeting a shadow matter airports with human rights activists and lawyers in which he requested assistance in getting to his final destination which is still believed to be latin america of course bolivia venezuela and nicaragua have all suggested they would
take him in but it is proving very very difficult for him to get there not only because of america's aggressive pursuit of him which led to the grounding of the bolivian president's plane over european airspace this week but also he doesn't have the valid travel documents to go to remember he's had his passport revoked that's why he's been stuck in transit that's why he's turned to russia for temporary refuge and the suggestion is that lawyers would be keen to help him with that application and the suggestion also is that his application when it arrives will be looked upon favorably snowden knows is that going to shows acceptable he can get it i think he really. satisfies the requirements for a political refugee human rights activists or lawyers who are there. to worry green he was prosecuted for political reasons rather than on legal grounds well russia has played this by the book from the very start and have played this straight laced the suggestion being of course that edward snowden was not under
russian jurisdiction because he never crossed the border and he never entered russian territory and of course noted and they did apply for asylum in russia around a fortnight ago but later withdrew his application after president vladimir putin said there were certain criteria that needed to be met and that criteria was that he stopped his actions that and i quote we're harming russia's u.s. partners now russia's stance hasn't shifted the two presidents barack obama and vladimir putin well let's we believe to have a phone conversation on friday the exact topic so what was discussed unknown but it's believed that snowden was of course mentioned and i think both nations a king for this not to escalate into a further diplomatic row and i think this is gesture is also that russia and this is becoming a headache that really they could have done without. meanwhile the whistle blower is meeting with human rights acts of aids has caused yet another bust of criticism from washington wished him on snowden be handed over again and check out how small
the white house is basically accused russia of providing quote a propaganda platform for edward snowden this is washington's reaction to edward snowden's meeting with russian human rights activists at the moscow airport take a listen i would simply say that providing a propaganda platform for mr snowden runs counter to the russian government's previous declarations of russia's neutrality and that they have and that they have no control over his presence in the airport it's also incompatible with russian assurances that they do not want. mr snowden to further damage u.s. interests. we know that president obama and president putin discussed edward snowden over the phone we don't know how that conversation went but the obama administration's latest statements can give us an idea the state department has earlier reiterated washington's disappointment over snowden's meeting with human rights activists suggesting that somehow russian authorities could have a should have barred edward snowden from speaking take
a listen we are disappointed that russian officials and agencies facilitated this meeting today by allowing these activists and representatives into the moscow airports transit zone to meet with mr snowden despite the government's declarations of russian's neutrality with respect to mr snowden you're disappointed that they looked on into their own airport and learned well that they facilitated this event of course why because this gave a forum. for as a for you forfeited his right to freedom of speech as well met miss mr snowden as we've talked about let me just say this because i think it's important he's not a whistleblower he's not human rights activists he's wanted on a series of serious criminal charges brought in these certain eastern district of virginia in the united states i'm sorry but i didn't realize people wanted on charges forfeited their right to free speech it's very interesting how washington
now uses the word pop again referring to edward snowden's speech basically suggesting that somehow russia should deny him free speech to journalists to challenge the state department spokesperson sort of showed how ridiculous that sounds coming from the u.s. it almost sounds like would you please silence that guy we don't like what he's saying one could just imagine what the u.s. reaction would be to a similar call from russia if it were let's say some russian whistleblower who stood up for civil liberties in russia and was asking for asylum in the u.s. not hard to guess what the reaction would be regardless of what russians think about snowden according to the most recent polls fifty five percent of americans view snowden as a whistleblower and only thirty four percent consider him a traitor so the majority of americans do not think what edward snowden is saying is propaganda. and stephen cohen professor of russian and slavic studies at new york university believes edward snowden's case has landed most current washington in quite a predicament this is
a classic case of the testing of leadership both in moscow and washington neither leader rather obama nor putin can be happy about mr snowden sitting in the moscow airport who didn't invite him to russia but he can't toss him out for very political reasons obama needs to show he's tough on snowden. i can't believe that the united states actually wants to put snowden on trial because if it was a fair trial or a legal trial all snowden would have the right to subpoena american officials who have knowledge of all this intelligence he's exposed to there would not be so i think there's a vested interest both with obama and putin did find a way to solve this problem so that neither is damaged politically so will now study what kind of leaders they are so thousand american nations belonging to be america so trade block have recalled the ambassadors for talks from european
countries involved in the grounding of the believe in presidents plane that's according to the euro one foreign minister the member states have also slammed washington for what they called a neo colonial mindset while washington relenting pressure on last american governments is a blatant disregard of international law says human rights activist touch on what united states government is doing is seeking to obstruct it would snowden bid to seek asylum not to get asylum but to seek asylum in his belief and many of them threaten other countries around the world to not grant him asylum and to not give over so that a flight can take him to another country that is a direct. the united nations refugee convention and it is shocking and appalling those opposed the democratic government united states with the collusion of european governments including the government here in britain has been
conspiring together to not allow mr snowden to make a valid asylum application there is no way that he is a spy he has not contacted any foreign spy agencies he's not divulge any information to foreign governments he has simply exposed the fact that united states national security agency and britain's spy agency g c h q have been snooping conspiring upon millions of innocent private citizens that is not a spying charge he is a whistleblower and he deserves a saddam we've been following the developments in the snow this case since the start and you can find find all the latest on the leaks on the asylum controversy online at l.t. dot com. u.s. officials claim most of the hunger striking detainees at guantanamo bay have eaten a meal for the first time since the protests began more than five months ago but
you know as for the captives say that doesn't mean these tribes going to end forty five prisoners are still being force fed in what a u.s. federal judge has planned as a painful humiliating and degrading process she is more important. ninety nine of the one hundred and two men on strike have eaten their meal within the past twenty four hours according to the deputy director of public affairs at get him out samuel house he says that most of the prisoners took part in a meal of lamb to break the first day of faster. don which last through the month now during ramadan observance abstain from food or drink from sunrise to sunset the prisoners who have eaten are still considered hunger strikers because the us military requires several days of sustained eating and minimum caloric intake before a prisoner is removed from the list of hunger strikers now u.s.
military officials say forty five of the prisoners are still on the forced forced feeding list meaning they can be strapped down and fed a liquid nutrient mix through a nasal gastric tube on monday a u.s. federal judge called the procedure a quote painful humiliating and degrading process that comment was made in a ruling in which she said she had no with already to order a stop of of the force feeding that's been ongoing at guantanamo bay now get moved fishel say out of respect for the prisoners religious believes the forced feedings will only be carried out at night during ramadan now so far what's not clear is if they get mowed detainee's in time to completely abandon their hunger strike or if. preved during the holy month of ramadan now some lawyers for the prisoners remain very skeptical of the lead us reports coming from u.s.
officials because they say the u.s. military has tried to downplay the hunger strike from the very beginning the very beginning which is dated back more than five months ago now the protest at guantanamo has continued to raise awareness in the u.s. and throughout the world and it has forced u.s. president barack obama to renew his efforts to close the island prison were one hundred sixty six men are still languishing. and a u.s. public defender colace want to represent an eleven of the detainees and he says they don't intend to stall their hunger strike until barack obama delivers on his no running pledge to close the notorious prison the president has the power to released eighty six men right now and we've heard noises that he intends to do so but we've seen no action since that speech and i believe you're still going to have a number of hunger strikers until we see people transferred that's just the bottom line hopefully the military has started to engage the men and is doing positive
steps to end the hunger strike again all of us hope that it does and i hope that my clients are eating i don't want them to starve i don't think any lawyer does but at the same time we are waiting for president obama to do what he said he would do and that is to transfer the. men. coming up later this hour told we can wage soon to investigate one of the launch of india's longest. mass protests and what could be behind the environmental drive to get rid of nuclear energy. and also an investigation is underway into a blast at a mosque in be u.k. as the muslim community fears a further rise in islamic sentiment. little
this is i was he coming to you live from moscow welcome back more than thirty two police officers and an m.p. have been injured in belfast out of the annual progress of protestant parade turned violent with several fires burning across the city more than six hundred police drafted in from across the u.k. used water cannons to disperse the angry mob to half ass reports now from belfast. then i didn't get it right next to. you but. he was right that. what. i've. tried out what i've already know more than this is that the front like a little bit you can see in the background that the hats in between the police and the brother the louis protested the call of the. bronx the buffaloes being flooded
with by the people already being the wall of the cottage deployed you could have a lot of the sort of body of the public. that if you look down there you can see the great i think that the slope of the new wolf is that the once again being pulled around the world with it today that for a potential to be called that this would be able to be avoided as you can see that extremely ugly place in the south that we will anything to number of relief then just as well as some of the protests of the love and it seems to have a little bit of mediation. all that divided the beautiful stone what's the community today. like even if they provoked it certainly that's going to be a lot of questions that will be off about whether anything could have been done to prevent this kind of thing from happening. a civil war within a civil war and don's the situation is said to be brewing in syria we're told
prebble commander has been shot dead by islamist militants the free syrian army officer was ambushed by al-qaeda linked fighters and f.s.a. official says they've since received threats from the islamists to kill all of the rebel on the commanders the various functions of the syrian opposition has been unable to assume a united front against government forces push down deficit across the country the latest outbreak of infighting has also stuck fears that what weapons smuggled to the rebels could end up in. treatment for a syrian army spokesman to sack a man that is as of radical islamists hijack the struggle against assad and if western makes truly cautious and down. there's no guarantee that these weapons. one be war with and you know the judge had the most wrong in there's no guarantee that the police and army can contain these weapons i think initially. as you know and if america wants to see these weapons they should sit down with.
the judge had almost sort of. caught off and say listen guys we are willing to argue so long as we work out a contract that. said he dropped the are going to drop the arms and give them back to the rebels who then supplied will give about two hours or just completely dropped them and then the syrians themselves are sort of their internal issues are to have a problem with the world right now sitting down and negotiating something with you know the so-called al qaida or just at the last hour because just had the most are now a leading forefront in this fight against as they are the ones that you would find that most of the front lines they're the ones who have terror up into the heart of forces so i think if you want this to abolish to come to an end and a successful one i think that the world should sit down work at a temporary contract with the rebels including. and work out something where
they can oust as said sooner than later. good to have been behind recent explosions at the key syrian port of latakia that's according to coleman's bio three anonymous u.s. officials the pre-dawn blasts trying the port on july the fouth and are believed to have targeted a russian made and to ship missile battery which had been supplied to syria two years ago around eight o'clock meters from russia's naval base in syria the rebel free syrian army denied responsibility for that time stating it was beyond the five point five power available to its forces is row house so far stopped short of confirming or commenting on allegations it carried out the raid the claims turn out to be true and that awkward moment the fault is really striking syrian territory in the past six months. or so all the news in brief this hour a bus crash in moscow has left at least fourteen people dead in one of the deadliest road accidents in russia this year imagine securities delivered the injured to
a nearby hospital with at least one child said to be among the forty three survivors the boss is believed to have split into one it was hit by a lot really. more than thirty people have been killed after a suicide bomb blast tore through a crowded teashop in kirkuk in northern iraq the oil rich city is rocked by frequent sectarian attacks as it is home to arabs kurds and turks are all competing for influence in there according to u.n. statistics more than seven hundred people were killed nationwide last month as iran struggles to deal was escalating violence. at least six people have been killed and dozens injured when a passenger train derailed and hit a crowded platform in a southern suburb of the french capital power is rescuers searched for people trapped under the debris throughout the night french president francois hollande visited the crash site promised a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident. british police are
investigating a nail bomb explosion at a mosque in the u.k. town of tipton the fourth such a target in a month this incident came on the day of the funeral of soldier lee rigby who was murdered in broad daylight by alleged. the most cap'n to be nearly empty and luckily nobody was hurt but people in the area saying that they're extremely shaken that they're now going to be looking over their shoulder next time they go to their place of worship now this is happened on the day of the funeral the private funeral of a british soldier drummer lee rigby who was killed in an islamist terror attack in which in may since then there's been a real spike in islamophobia tags across the country so tensions are starting on the rise and people speaking outside the mosque saying that they are not feeling very comfortable a tall about this now as to who may be responsible for this attack it's much too
early to speculate the police haven't said anything yet but there's already speculation on the internet they're saying that this potentially could be a reprisal for the death of drummer lee rigby by perhaps the far right movement we've seen a number of attacks against most mosques in the past months so it's definitely possible worrying trend now to talk about this further i'm joined by fear as a gal from the charity faith matters now there's a very worrying survey that recently came out saying that two thirds of britons believe that there's going to be a clash of the civilizations between white britons and between muslims living in the u.k. do you envisage these sorts of tensions getting worse in the u.k. well i think certainly we're seeing localized areas where there are where there are heightened tensions particularly with volved i think in general. this theory of a clash of civilizations will more take place and take root in the united kingdom but a lot of the incidences are clues localized issues and localized tensions particularly
with the english defense league that comes in and tries to manipulate those tensions we should approach which we see in other areas so really low clouds tensions may take place within the national picture of. these kind of issues play a much more why delivery system down thank you very much for your comments. well the investigation into this incident at the mosque in tipton is still underway is being treated as an attempted terrorist attack and already a number of muslims in the area as i said saying that they feel extremely unsafe in the light of the most recent attack in the supreme court might have given their final notes to the commissioning of the country's largest power plant but the move hasn't calmed the scandal surrounding it the station has split the locals into those who claim it's crucial for the economy and those insisting it's a major how it. has been investigating all the driving the new crackdown
this may have seemed as a mine a peaceful protest but it seriously stalled one of india's most ambitious projects the first energy block of the nuclear power station destined to solve a growing electricity problem for millions was due to be launched in twenty eleven but because of these fishermen protesting against what they see as an environmental threat india's high court refused to give the go ahead for the station to start working however protesters were forced to declare they were acting in good faith with no foreign financing a small amount of money that we need comes from our own people the fisherman. but not everyone quite bought that india's prime minister accused western states of derailing india's nuclear program the atomic energy program has got into difficulties because these n.g.o.s mostly i think based in the u.s. don't appreciate the need for all countries. this protest is not a one off rallies organized by non-governmental organizations targeted to other
projects in india mining was also hit by unrest leading to multi-million dollar losses and severely hampering development and use the local. tribal or people who are. that these people are coming to expect your resources. and do laundry anything you will all be deprived of all these things after all is the program. u.s. officials have been staunchly denying all that a geisha that washington had a hand installing project in india but experts say this has been a tactic employed by the state department for more than a quarter of a century so the state department or any agency for international development spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fund a series of n.g.o.s which are not governmental organizations they. supposedly promote democracy. as n.g.o.s really are the tip of the iceberg.
is a portion of the larger agenda of the united states and of the western powers of transnational elites he is going to follow the same we've seen. around. the indian leadership is clearly concerned about these prospects the last known data on the financing of indian n.g.o.s was published in twenty eleven back then the government established that twenty two thousand organizations had received a total of more than two billion dollars coming from abroad six hundred fifty million of which allegedly came from the united states this year new delhi has yet to publish such reports but government sources claim that nowadays this funding has dwindled to almost nothing the bank accounts of more than seven hundred such organizations have been frozen and legislation against foreign agent activities has been toughened and while activists bristle over what they believe to be a suppression of freedoms in the country often described as the world's most populous democracy india's economists say that numerous vital projects including
the nuclear power station will now get the green light. on the way on the nonstandard concert of the spain a mainstream media that's breaking this and. remember how all the sudden avent card protest group became world famous and were completely forgotten by next month yeah i'm talking about the feminist punk rock group pussy riot that performed a vulgar anti prayer and one of moscow's most famous orthodox cathedrals one possible reason for their explosive popularity in the media's eyes was revealed recently by a german actress on a book the actress claims a german t.v. channels e.d.f. paid her a large undisclosed amount of money to come out on behalf of the activists banned
show said on a t.v. discussion that she doesn't even remember what she said except for wishing them well with dealing with their incarceration it would be very odd for an actress to just make up a bribery scandal especially one she was complicit in but it makes you wonder just how many other people's e.d.f. may have been given a little extra motivation to cry travesty overall i think that most important of what said her public revelation is that she said that you know what it's a bit dumb when actors talk about politics and i couldn't agree with her more but that's just my opinion. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous. i mean. i guess i'm still really messed up. really so closely.
worst cheer for the. white house it was a. great four minutes for a big. what we're about to give you never seen anything like this i'm telling. you guys i'm out in martin and welcome a break in the set surely if you've been watching the queer brits news and you've already aware the jury is about to make a decision on the fate of george zimmerman yes this lone court case that is completely dominated mainstream media for weeks is finally coming to an end believe it or not and it's the zimmerman the hype another or case began this week that has much more relevance to you and i on wednesday the trial of alleged boston bomber nineteen year old dzhokhar sarna it began appeared before a federal court and pled not guilty to thirty separate charges related to the april .